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It should read: A professional editor should be a professional.
They should be knowledgeable about the field, competent and trustworthy.
And they should know how to write a manuscript that looks professional.
That’s the goal of a new, innovative editing service, the first of its kind.
I’ll be honest, I was skeptical.
After all, I’d heard that editing is an art.
But the service, called EditasMate, appears to be succeeding in convincing a skeptical crowd that it can do the job.
The service, which launched this week in Los Angeles and San Francisco, says it has more than 1,000 editors in over 120 countries and offers editing services ranging from basic proofreading to a full-fledged editing suite.
“The vast majority of editors are not professionals,” said Paul Eisner, president and chief executive officer of Editasmate, in an interview.
“They’re freelancers, they’re students, they work in their spare time, they have a variety of skills, but they don’t have the training to be a top-flight professional.”
That’s the case, he said, because “there is no professional standard in the field of editing.”
Eisner said that most editors, including many in the United States, have little formal training in the discipline.
That means there’s a disconnect when it comes to the way the field is being taught, he added.
When it comes right down to it, he explained, “the process of editing is fundamentally different from what we see in the movies.
This is the way editors should be trained to do it.
They’re not going to be trained by someone who knows how to read a script, they don´t know how a scene works, they know nothing about the craft of film editing.”
Editasmate has a website that offers basic training in a variety